Guinea Languages of the Atlantic group: description and internal classification
Atlantic is one of the most diversified and most problematic Niger-Congo families as far as evidence for a monogenetic origin is concerned. Moreover, the group remains poorly known. Besides well-studied languages such as Fula, Wolof and Serer some sixty lesser known languages of Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia are currently believed to belong to Atlantic. Many of these languages are not yet documented, and some never will - they disappeared some decades ago or are just on the verge of extinction. This book provides an overview of Atlantic south of the Wolof, Serer and Fula-speaking regions. The sections on the various Atlantic languages present information on phonology, morphology and basic syntacticpatterns by using General Linguistic Theory. Lexical material is presented in comparative wordlists. All data stem from the author's own fieldwork in the 1950s and 1960s in Guinea Bissau and Guinea.
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Atlantic Minority Languages
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a-xay Akanic antecedent Atlantic languages Baga F Mb Balanta Balanta K F Bantu Basari Bedik Biafada Bijago Bissau Cassanga class concord Class Exponents class prefix Cobiana consonant mutation context COP.NEG copula demonstrative DlEMBERENG DP-Rel Extension Suffixes forms fricatives Fula FULA PULAR Fulanic Ganja Ganja Banhum glottal GOLA grade III head hither Kisi Konyagi labial Lala Landuma lexical locative Mancanha Mandinka Manjaco marker mb nd Mmani mp nt nc mutation grades Nalu nasalized sonorants Ndut negative Niger-Congo Note Noun Classes Noun Subject NPX-man nt nk nk numerals Pajade Phonology plain stops plain voiced stops plain voiceless stops plural Potou prenasalized stops Proto Proto-Bantu Proto-Fulanic Proto-Fulanic-Bantu Proto-PAB reconstruction relative clause Safi Serer Sherbro simple nasals singular stem stem-initial consonant system subject prefix subjectival system in Table Tanda Temne tense unmutated velars verb voiced implosives vowel West Atlantic WOLOF